W. P. Kinsella | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Robert Hamblin

This literature criticism consists of approximately 15 pages of analysis & critique of W. P. Kinsella.
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Critical Essay by Robert Hamblin

SOURCE: Hamblin, Robert. “‘Magic Realism,’ or, The Split-Fingered Fastball of W. P. Kinsella.” Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature 9, no. 2 (spring 1992): 1-10.

In the following essay, Hamblin examines the elements of “magic realism” present in Kinsella's works.

As Robert Francis's well-known poem, “Pitcher,” persuades us, the actions and intentions of a baseball pitcher and a writer are remarkably analogous, since both employ indirection, subtlety, deception, and suspense to achieve their desired effects. That being the case, it seems appropriate to develop the subject of this paper, the intertwining of fact and fantasy in W. P. Kinsella's baseball fiction, through the use of a pitching metaphor. As I hope to demonstrate, Kinsella as author is a master of a variety of deliveries, or...

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